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Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Updates from the garden October '14

A great garden is one that is always brimming with something or the other, new. More than that, one that is always ready to amaze you with the number of colours it can show you. Colours in a garden are the nature's way to give back to the gardener's work. With the number of different seasons we, in India, have been blessed with, owing to the country's location on the earth, we are quite lucky to get to see so many colours. A lot of these colours, we get to see over different seasons. A number of our plants are perennials, some of them are annuals, some, biennials. While perennials live for more than one growing season, bloom, grow and bloom again the next growing season, annuals, are ones that complete the entire cycle of growing, blooming, producing seeds in one growing season, and then die. Biennials are the ones, that take about two years to complete a cycle of growing, blooming and producing seeds.
I have been on an endeavour to make my garden a great one. Bringing in plants of many varieties, filling my garden with more colours is something, I've been doing regularly. And that's my gardening journey all about. This time around, I have got my cosmos plants blooming. As I do regularly, I share my gardening journey with you all. Be it harvesting the brinjals or green chillies, or sharing about the dying plants. These cosmos plants, that I got about a couple of months back, have been growing since then in pots on my rooftop garden.

The blooms have now appeared, and I thought that I should share this too with you. I'll let the pictures do the rest of talking. 

Metro Greens: Cosmos Plants
Some cosmos saplings, planted in a pot.
Metro Greens: Cosmos Plant
A cosmos plant bearing new buds for the first time.
Metro Greens: Cosmos Plants
A cosmos plant bearing new buds for the first time.
Metro Greens: Cosmos Bud
A cosmos bud.
Metro Greens: Cosmos Buds
A couple of cosmos buds.
Metro Greens: Cosmos bud
A cosmos bud.
Metro Greens: Cosmos bud
A cosmos bud.
Metro Greens: Cosmos bloom
A blooming cosmos bud.
Metro Greens: Orange cosmos bloom
A blooming orange cosmos bud.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
A yellow cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
An orange cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
A yellow cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Orange cosmos bloom
An orange cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
A yellow cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
A yellow cosmos bloom.
Metro Greens: Yellow cosmos bloom
A yellow cosmos bloom.
The entire journey of the cosmos blooms, from transplanting the saplings in the pots, to bearing the first buds, and finally blooming. There are more stories from my gardening adventures. Just today, I got a couple of adeniums, and dianthuses and lemon grass seeds, to start my herb garden. I have planted the adeniums and the dianthuses. Am yet to sow the lemon grass seeds. Beyond that I have planned to sow the seeds of hollyhocks that has been lying around with me for quite some  time now. I'll be back with some more stories from my gardening adventures. Till then, keep trying and HAPPY GARDENING!

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